Mark I. Kirkmeyer

WE GOT THE CALL FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

We got the call for Christmas Day
Our final chance civilian to play
Soldiers we know, to war we go
To save the desert sand from men.
I thought how, as the day had come
To serve in protecting freedom
We’d be gone, who knows how long
Help keep producing oil to send
And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Pierced the alarm more loud and deep:
“Our little children left to weep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail;
Some peace on earth, good will to men.”
Till another man shall say,
The world revolved to night from day,
A slap, a pull, a round in line
Defend the earth, from evil men.